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First Baptist Church was built during the 1830s and enlarged several times through the 1850s. Since then, the structure has undergone numerous structural changes.
Read the story: First Baptist Church: Town & Gown
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Photograph, 72.328.1A
Today, First Baptist Church is still in operation and serves as a hub for many cultural and arts events held downtown.
Holly Comer, Western Michigan University, School of Art, 2010